The Importance of Creating

Something has come to my attention lately. Something that deep down I have always known. Creating is therapeutic for me.

Over the past year has been a whirlwind for our family. Just after my book came out my husband and I were both laid off from jobs we loved. Then a month later our landlords of 4.5 years needed to sell the home we were living in. We packed up from Seattle and moved to Tucson to live with my in-laws. It was tough. After 4 months we decided to do something drastic and pick up and move where we had the most job prospects, Orlando Florida.

We lived in an extended stay hotel, we found jobs within a few weeks of arriving and after 7 weeks living in a tiny hotel room we moved into a house. I felt like our family finally made it and for the first few weeks I was content.

That’s when depression sunk in again, I have dealt with it from a young again. It just didn’t seem to make sense. Then it clicked, I have been so busy with life that I had not taken the time to create.  Since then I have made time to create, something for me, no timeline, and even if it is just 20 minutes among several days. That has helped me cope with my ever-lingering depression.

My advice is find something you love to create and do it!

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Fashion Sketches Instagram

Come follow my new Instagram account just for my sketch inspirations. This will give you a great taste of where I got my inspiration for the designs, all thanks to images I found on Pinterest :)

Link to Instagram is HERE

Fake Architectural Drawer Cabinet made from Church Pews

This Cabinet was our second project we made out of our church pews Eric found on Craigslist. He found 8 10 foot long church pews.  

 Fake Architectural Drawer Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawer Cabinet

Some of the pews still had foam cushions on them. Kids had fun taking those off.

 Armoire made out of Church Pews

Armoire made out of Church Pews

With the bottoms of the pews being wavy we used those to cut strips out of it to make the most of it.

 Armoire made out of Church Pews

Armoire made out of Church Pews

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

We ended up using old deck beams for the top of the cabinet and our desk.

 Now our huge printer is hidden in something stylish!

Now our huge printer is hidden in something stylish!

We had to add 2 pieces of wood supports to keep the door from curling.

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

I really wanted the "drawers" to be defined enough to look like real drawers but not so much they looked fake. Eric had the idea of routing the pieces between the "drawers" a little before we attached them together. I was so  happy how it turned out!

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Now our huge printer is hidden in something stylish!

 Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet

Fake Architectural Drawers Cabinet